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Sentai Filmworks Plans Legend of the Galactic Heroes Home Video for 2018

posted on by Karen Ressler

Sentai Filmworks stated in a feature article last month that its home video release of The Legend of the Galactic Heroes is slated for 2018.

Sentai Filmworks announced in 2015 that it had licensed the anime, but it did not release the series in any form until last year when it began streaming the anime on HIDIVE.

The Legend of the Galactic Heroes video anime series adapts Yoshiki Tanaka's space opera novel series. The story follows the epic conflict between the Galactic Empire and Free Planets Alliance, as well as the personal stories of Imperial Admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm and the Alliance's Yang Wen-Li. Viz Media's Haikasoru imprint is releasing the original novel series.

The late director Noboru Ishiguro (Macross, Orguss, Megazone 23) and his Artland anime studio spent more than a decade adapting the novels into a theatrical and video anime franchise, with over 100 installments, from 1988 to 2000.

The 10 main novel volumes and four side-story volumes in The Legend of the Galactic Heroes saga have sold 15 million copies and earned Tanaka a Seiun Award. The novels are also inspiring a new television anime starting in April.

Thanks to Craig Henry for the news tip.

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